| Kochanik, Michael |
Homeland Security: Leveraging open source development processesLeveraging Open Source and Collaborative Development ProcessesCollaborative Software Development, Open Source, and Co-sourcing
Mike Kochanik joined CollabNet as Director of Sales in December 1999 from Geodesic Systems, a leading provider of Java memory management technologies for Sun Microsystems, where he served as Eastern Regional Director of Sales. Prior to working at Geodesic Systems, Mike was Director of Product Marketing at IKOS Systems, a leading provider of large scale integrated circuit verification tools, where he helped develop the first language based simulators based on the VHDL, a hardware description design language. Mike started his career in technology with Lockheed Martin, where he was a Senior Systems Engineer working on the Trident Missile programs and FAA programs. Since joining CollabNet from it's inception, Mike has helped to develop the strategic vision of how collaborative strategies can be leveraged by commercial firms and has extensive experience in working with Global 2000 firms on enterprise level collaboration initiatives in almost every industry vertical including financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, and technology. Recently, he also helped to form, The Software Conversancy, a non-profit organization for the mitigation of copyright risks associated with collaborative software development. Mike holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and a MBA from Seton Hall University.